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Re: Scotch Drinkers in the House??
« Reply #15 on: 04/09/2014 06:40 AM »
Try the Glenlivet 15 year old.  It is aged in French Limousin casks which give it a much smoother and less peat/ smokey flavor.  That may match up more to what you are used to as a Bourbon drinker.
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Re: Scotch Drinkers in the House??
« Reply #16 on: 04/09/2014 07:33 AM »
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Dimple Pinch as a good priced nice tasting blended scotch
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RE: Scotch Drinkers in the House??
« Reply #17 on: 04/09/2014 08:44 AM »
My local B&M, Burns has two locations. The Burns downtown also owns Chattanooga Billiard Club which is in the same building and they have an extensive collection of scotch's. I have thought about just going by every now and then and having a cigar and trying a different glass of scotch just to get a broad sampling without having to by the whole bottle to find if I like it. I totally agree with comment about scotch being expensive. The Macallan 12 year I bought was just under $60 a bottle. They had some that was well over $500 a bottle and a couple that were over $1000.
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Re: Scotch Drinkers in the House??
« Reply #18 on: 04/09/2014 02:45 PM »
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tvolball - 4/9/2014  10:19 AM  I have recently tried Scotch myself. I started with Macallan 12 year old scotch. Its really pretty good. I've tried it straight up and on the rocks. I like it better chilled. I also saw a post I believe Jay(otter) made that said I should try it straight up but add a table spoon of water to it. I have not done that yet. I have also heard that Balvenie Doublewood is very good. It will be my next bottle I try.

I always add some DW to my Scotch, sometime up to 30%. Used to drink it straight up but a Scottish friend of mine told me to try it with water (I use DW cause it's tasteless) and I've never looked back since. Makes the aromas develop and I feel you can taste much more of the subtleties... but it's a personal thing.



It dilutes it just enough to take the bite of the alcohol away from your tongue and lets you taste those flavors... great advice!
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Re: Scotch Drinkers in the House??
« Reply #19 on: 04/09/2014 05:08 PM »
Some great advice here. I'd suggest trying an Islay, but would steer clear of the Laphroig at first (very peaty - almost medicinal taste).  Lagavulin and Ardbeg make some very nice whiskies and have a few bottlings that are finished in ex-wine and sherry casks imparting a sweetness into the spirit.  Islay's pair nicely with cigars - especially bolder ones.  Explore and enjoy!
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RE: Scotch Drinkers in the House??
« Reply #20 on: 04/09/2014 05:15 PM »
Thanks everyone, all those suggestions should help :bigthumbs:

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RE: Scotch Drinkers in the House??
« Reply #21 on: 04/09/2014 06:41 PM »
I love the stuff! My favorite ( and the best ive ever had) was called o hara it was a 30 year old bottle and it was 130$ but by far the best ive ever had 
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Re: Scotch Drinkers in the House??
« Reply #22 on: 05/08/2014 02:46 PM »
If you like peat, Ardberg Udigail is the way to go.  I current acquired a bottle of Macallan 18 and realized I need to get a better paying job.  Last year I attended the Single Malt Scotch Society's big event in Philly.  Well worth the money (150/ticket).  I was able to taste several bottles the retail over 2,500 bucks.  I will never try them again I am sure, just awesome.